Photo: Linda King-Harwood, Selkirk UAS instructor and chair of BC Council on Admissions and Transfers. (Photo courtesy of Lori Jones)
Selkirk College will be hosting the articulation committee meetings of the British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfers (BCCAT) to ensure smooth transferability of courses to degree-granting institutions.
At the end of April, faculty members from Selkirk College’s School of University Arts & Sciences will be chairing three of the annual provincial events along with representatives from all other BC post-secondary institutions.
"Transferability is something we take very seriously,” explains college faculty member and chair of BCCAT’s English Articulation Committee, Linda King-Harwood. “Every post-secondary institution in BC sends its department head or surrogate to these meetings, and we work together to make sure courses you take at Selkirk are accepted at other colleges and universities and vice versa.”
Currently, all courses available through Selkirk College’s School of University Arts & Sciences are transferable for credit at BC universities. “BCCAT has the most advanced system in the world for ensuring students who transfer to and from any BC institution get credit where credit is due,” explains King-Harwood. “Our students can earn the first two years of a four-year degree right here at Selkirk. They can then transfer into third year and complete a degree from UBC, UVic, SFU, etc.—all for a fraction of the cost of going straight to university.”
In addition to King-Harwood’s position as chair, faculty member Dr. John Rowell is the chair for the Philosophy Articulation Committee, and faculty member, Allison Lutz, is the chair for the Geography Articulation Committee. Dr. Neil Coburn, Dean of the School of University Arts & Sciences, is a Systems Liaison Person for BCCAT’s Computing Education Articulation Committee and is a government-appointed member of BCCAT.
First published on April 15, 2010